A few months ago, I wrote an article on the 3 stages of creativity. Last week, I attended the Creative Innovation Conference 2019 and one masterclass in particular with Dr Etienne van der Walt. He mentioned the link between creativity, innovation and resilience. In my...read more
Today is... about self-promotion! Yes, let's be blunt, this is what this post is about. I will be speaking at TEDxCasey at the end of this month. My topic will be: "Re-designing our world. Small change = big impact". I will mention one of my favorites topic: Design...read more
I noticed this post from Stas Korulin just a few days ago and I thought both the idea and execution were great: tacking the housing affordability and comfort in one go. I’m a big fan of the Passive House concept; I have been traveling the world to see/feel how those...read more
I think by now most of you know my intention to design better products for the world, using “Design for the Triple Bottom Line” as a framework. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it’s time to redefine the GDP; now I’d like to share with you this TED talk on the...read more
I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, and I’ll now share step #3. Step three is “design with a business model”. In my experience,...read more
I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, and today I’ll share step #2. Step two is “design for manufacturing”. I have first to make...read more
I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, something I’d like to share with you today. The first is “design for functionality”. What...read more
Is fail fast such a good idea?read more
I was teaching recently and sharing at some stage my thoughts around additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, a term that you have probably heard of in the last few years. This technology has been around for decades and the novelty is that we can afford desktop 3D...read more
I was listening again to the talk by Bill Ferris at the Francis Gurry Lecture Series that he delivered a few weeks ago. I wanted to highlight a few points that I also deeply believe in. “Innovation drives productivity, productivity drives GPD growth and GDP growth...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra